I FINALLY decided to get out of my own way and step fully into my own power. The challenge was really understanding how much I allowed fear masquerading as procrastination, inertia and indecision to slow me down. It was not the fear of taking action but a fear of being my authentic self. This self is delightful but still fears judgement (most often my own!) and rejection.. Most of all, I fear the responsibility of showing up powerful and being fully accountable to the gifts that I have been given. I am grateful for wise friends who see me clearly and who are willing to call me out when they see me playing small. So my gift to myself in this new year is to release resistance and to have the courage to dream big. When I reflect on my life, there is a clear pattern of the Universe providing me with exactly what I need to manifest my dreams. The Universe is clearly ready for me to get my strut on. This is the year that I will name myself a Soul Doula, play with crystals, publish a book on power and claim my magic. I was once asked about my theoretical orientation. The response from my soul was "my theoretical orientation is magic. My job is to fully express the magic in me and the invite out the magic in you. Welcome to my year of magic!
Vanessa Jackson is a activist, psychotherapist, Soul Doula who migrated south seeking warmth and a return to my ancestral roots. I offer transformative therapy which is centered in a belief that we have within us all that we need to to be healed. My role is to be a guide, a compassionate witness. and a facilitator of your transformation.